Hyperthyroidism after radiation treatment for breast cancer
Radiation to the breast may cause some exposure to the thyroid gland as well. This may result in transient inflammation called thyroiditis which will manifest with hyperthyroid symptoms (sweating, hyperdefecation, palpitation, insomnia, etc), and then there might follow a relatively hypothyroid state, with reversal of the symptoms I mentioned. I suggest that these people you know undergo constant and regular surveillance of their thyroid function since there might follow a period of hypothyroidism after the hypothyroid episode. Adjunct therapies such as accupuncture are welcome as long as they help the patient, and do not cause harm.
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